The show doesn’t premiere until the end of August, but it seems that Amazon is confident that it has a hit on its hands with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, with the streaming giant renewing the series for a second season of eight episodes.
Executive produced by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who will continue as showrunners for season two, the show stars John Krasinski as Clancy’s CIA analyst Jack Ryan, who has previously been portrayed on the big screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.
“With so much early anticipation for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan from our customers and personally having the pleasure to preview the exhilarating, action-packed first season, we are excited to greenlight a second season of the series months ahead of its debut,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world.”
“We’re thrilled that the first season has generated so much enthusiasm,” added Cuse. “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Amazon and to be filming very near the Amazon to tell the next great Jack Ryan adventure.”
The second season of the show is set to go into production this summer in Europe, South America and the United States, and will see Ryan confronting the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The first season meanwhile will premiere on Amazon Prime on August 31st 2018.
When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.